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Ukraine warns Russia against 'act of aggression' in Crimea

Ukraine's acting president has warned Russia that troop movements outside its naval base in Crimea would be seen as an "act of aggression". Armed men seized regional government headquarters and parliament and the Russian flag is flying from buildings

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At least 21 killed during fierce clashes in Ukraine

At least 21 people have been killed in Kiev in violent clashes between police and protesters as the overnight truce agreed by the government and opposition activists broke down.

The two-day death toll now stands at around 43 in the bloodiest violence seen since Ukraine was declared an independent state 22 years ago.

Protesters carry a dead body on a stretcher after violence erupted in Independence Square. Credit: Reuters

A Reuters photographer counted 21 bodies in civilian clothes around Independence Square.

Activists have thrown petrol bombs and rocks at officers, while both sides have accused each other of using live ammunition.

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